Friday, October 30, 2009

October 30 thru November 2, 1886

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Saturday, October 30, 1886 --- Omar and Mills husk corn in the barn all morning. Henry cuts sleepers for the hog house. Omar draws them to the hog house, and Henry hews them and installs them. (I'm not sure what the sleepers are. This term usually refers to supports under the floor.) Omar takes another load of potatoes to Bloods in the afternoon. Sarah and Jen go to visit Jane Tenney.

Sunday, October 31, 1886 --- Bart is home to visit. Omar, Bart, Sarah and Henry go to church, and Henry and Sarah go to visit Bradley Graves after church. William Blodgett and his wife also go. Omar goes out at night, and Mills and Jen to to Bloods. Their oldest calf died today.

Monday, November 1, 1886 --- Omar takes another load of potatoes to Bloods, and Mills, Cad, and Henry pick up another 20 bushels of potatoes from the field. Mills buries the calf that died yesterday. Henry goes on working on the hog house floor, and "commences to lay plank". Susie Conley and Charles Conley visit in the afternoon/evening. Omar takes a second load of potatoes to Bloods, and gets back around 8PM.

Tuesday, November 2, 1886 --- Omar takes a "large" load of potatoes to Bloods in the forenoon, and draws corn to the barn in the afternoon. Henry finishes the hog house floor, and then moves his tool chest and his work bench into a shop that is upstairs over the hog house. (The hog house turns out to be a two story structure! The floor laid previously was probably the upstairs floor, and the sleepers are the support under the ground level floor)

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